Globe Telecom launched Eco-SIM cards in Asia made from 100 percent recycled polystyrene, obtained from the discarded refrigerator interiors.
Globe Telecom, one of the most renowned telecommunications services providers in the Philippines, has launched the first-ever Eco-SIM cards in Asia, especially for its postpaid mobile customers. These SIM cards are made from 100 percent recycled polystyrene, obtained from the discarded refrigerator interiors.
In partnership with Thales, Globe Telecom has deployed Eco-SIM cards that started to roll out in November 2021. Thales first developed the Eco-SIM card in 2020 along with another company named Veolia. As a Group, Thales has vowed to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and the company is working with various other organizations to build a better and sustainable future.
The Eco-SIM card built by Globe Telecom and Thales will have a significant impact on plastic and polymer waste, and it is another example of how Globe is all set to drive change in the telecom sector. Globe was also the first company in the Philippines to introduce electronic SIMs, or eSIM, as another substitute for physical SIM cards to reduce plastic usage.
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